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The Airdrie Public Library has plenty of programs to keep patrons busy this month

There’s always a lot going on at Airdrie Public Library (APL), and it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the many programs we use to promote lifelong learning and literacy.

To help you, this column will highlight a few of these programs.

First, we invite the public to join us on March 24 for a Zoom presentation by James MacTavish, Senior Advisor, Investor and Industry Educator at the Alberta Securities Commission, as he explains investment scams and how to avoid them.

Those who attended MacTavish’s last presentation in February on DIY Investment Elementals will know how important expert insight is.

Then watch for our popular teen series After Dark on March 26th. Participants, aged 12 to 17, will be challenged to uncover the culprit by solving clues throughout the library.

Then, on March 29, our ever-busy baby massage returns in person to the library. In partnership with Blessingways Family Wellness, attendees will learn the loving art of infant massage. Babies who are massaged regularly sleep better, digest their food better and have better brain stimulation.

APL also offers a variety of in-person programs designed to help explore and understand technology. One-On-One Makerspace is a TD Bank-backed program that offers help with robotics, circuitry, and coding. Running Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., clients can schedule time with our Digital Literacy Facilitator to explore these technologies.

Senior iPad Help is a program for people aged 55 and over and offers a one-on-one session to help you navigate Apple’s iPad tablet, whether it’s yours or one you borrowed from the library. This program takes place on Fridays at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Finally, APL also offers instructional videos on our website that show customers how to navigate some of our electronic resources, such as SOLARO, Niche Academy and Worldbook, and how to use the TRACPac application.

To learn more about these and other APL programs and services, visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca